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Sun 10 Dec 2006
Michael Schumacher announces his retirementHeadline

Michael Schumacher announces his retirement

After a career spanning more than 15 years in Formula One and currently seven world championship titles, Michael Schumacher has announced that he will retire from racing at the end of this season. Schumacher took victory in the Italian Grand Prix...

Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GPHeadline

Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GP

Michael Schumacher took an emotional home win for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, while title rival Fernando Alonso lost a big chunk of his championship lead as his Renault engine blew in spectacular fashion and put him out of the race....

Renault angered by Alonso penaltyHeadline

Renault angered by Alonso penalty

Renault was angered by the penalty awarded to Fernando Alonso after yesterday's qualifying and baffled as to why the Spaniard was given it when even the stewards conceded that his alleged blocking of Ferrari's Felipe Massa was probably ...

Title fight goes full throttle to MonzaHeadline

Title fight goes full throttle to Monza

It's that time of year again when the Formula One teams bring out their customised aero packages and head to the fastest track on the calendar, the temple of speed that is Monza. The Italian Grand Prix is always an important event and this season...

Kovalainen to race Renault in 2007, Briatore to stay onHeadline

Kovalainen to race Renault in 2007, Briatore to stay on

Renault has announced its structure for 2007 and confirmed that Heikki Kovalainen will race for the team next season and Flavio Briatore will remain as managing director through 2008. Kovalainen, who has been with Renault as part of its driver ...

Alonso penalised, demoted to 10th on gridHeadline

Alonso penalised, demoted to 10th on grid

Renault's Fernando Alonso has been penalised for hampering Ferrari's Felipe Massa in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix and the Spaniard will drop from fifth on the grid to 10th. Alonso was called to a stewards' meeting after the session and...

Pantano wins Monza race oneHeadline
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Pantano wins Monza race one

While both title contenders, Nelson A. Piquet and Lewis Hamilton, were keeping an eye on each other to take second and third at the chequered flag, Giorgio Pantano was able to claim the victory in race one of the GP2 Series final round in Monza,...

Raikkonen snatches pole position for Italian GPHeadline

Raikkonen snatches pole position for Italian GP

Kimi Raikkonen snatched pole position from Michael Schumacher in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix by just two thousandths of a second, turning the cheers of Ferrari's home fans to groans of dismay. The McLaren man clocked 1:21.484 around the...

Massa tops the times in Italian GP last practiceHeadline

Massa tops the times in Italian GP last practice

Ferrari's Felipe Massa set the benchmark time in Saturday morning's last practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, his best of 1:21.665 a second up on Friday's top time. Second quickest in the last practice was the BMW Sauber of Nick Heidfeld,...

Schumacher ready to attack at MonzaHeadline

Schumacher ready to attack at Monza

With only four races remaining this season and 12 points between Renault's championship leader Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher, the German is ready to go on the attack at this coming weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Schumacher knows that ...

Vettel fastest on Italian GP FridayHeadline

Vettel fastest on Italian GP Friday

BMW Sauber third driver Sebastian Vettel is making his mark in the Friday practice sessions much the same as Robert Kubica did before him in the same role. Vettel was the fastest man on the first day of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, his time of...

BMW Sauber leads in Italian GP first practiceHeadline

BMW Sauber leads in Italian GP first practice

BMW Sauber led the way in Friday morning's first practice for the Italian Grand Prix, third driver Sebastian Vettel nearly half a second faster than racer Robert Kubica. Vettel clocked 1:23.263 around the Monza circuit and behind Kubica was...

No distractions for SchumacherHeadline

No distractions for Schumacher

Despite constant badgering from the media about Ferrari's impending announcement, Michael Schumacher has made it clear that his attention will firmly be on track at this weekend's Italian Grad Prix. Ferrari is due to reveal its 2007 driver line up...

Lee takes Mosport win, Wickens is USA championHeadline

Lee takes Mosport win, Wickens is USA champion

Matt Lee won the Formula BMW Grand Prix of Mosport race in 'slick' fashion: unlike most competitors, Lee switched to slick, dry-weather tires early in the damp, overcast race, dropping to dead last, but then passed the field to win. Matt...

Massa fastest on last day of Monza testHeadline

Massa fastest on last day of Monza test

The third day of testing at Monza was another busy one with once again 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work. Felipe Massa was back at the top of the times with a best of 1:21.101 and Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher was fourth fastest. Tyre...

Another busy day at Monza testingHeadline

Another busy day at Monza testing

Testing continued at Monza on August 30th and it was a busy day with 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work on the Italian circuit. Team test driver Robert Kubica (possibly) topped the times for BMW Sauber, 1:22.280, and Nick Heidfeld was sixth ...

Imola hopes for 2007 reinstatementHeadline

Imola hopes for 2007 reinstatement

The FIA released the provisional 2007 calendar this week and the San Marino Grand Prix was absent but Imola hopes for a reprieve. Renovation to the paddock and pits is due to begin soon and there is a month's gap on the calendar between Bahrain on...

Massa fastest at Monza testingHeadline

Massa fastest at Monza testing

Testing resumed on August 29th and 14 drivers from eight teams made up the time sheet at the Autodromo di Monza in preparation for the Italian Grand Prix. Usually testing at a track in the run up to a race is not allowed but Monza is a special...

Capirossi to continue with Ducati for 2007Headline

Capirossi to continue with Ducati for 2007

Loris Capirossi has been confirmed to continue on with the Ducati Marlboro Team for the 2007 season of FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP), the Italian team announced. Loris Capirossi tests the new 800cc Ducati ...

Massa does the double with Turkish GP winHeadline

Massa does the double with Turkish GP win

Felipe Massa did the double at the Turkish Grand Prix, following up his maiden pole position in qualifying with his maiden F1 victory. In a thriller of a race Massa drove flawlessly from pole to flag, while Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher and...

Maiden pole position for Massa at Turkish GPHeadline

Maiden pole position for Massa at Turkish GP

Ferrari's Felipe Massa claimed his maiden F1 pole position in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix, beating teammate Michael Schumacher by nearly four tenths of a second. Massa clocked 1:26.907 for the front of the grid and Schumacher will line...

Schumacher top in Turkish GP last practiceHeadline

Schumacher top in Turkish GP last practice

Michael Schumacher set the pace in the final practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix, the Ferrari man's best time of 1:27.203 the fastest of the weekend so far. Title rival Fernando Alonso was second fastest and his Renault teammate Giancarlo...

Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP FridayHeadline

Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP Friday

BMW Sauber's new third driver Sebastian Vettel impressed on his F1 debut when he clocked the fastest time of Friday's practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix. The German youngster set a best of 1:28.091 in the afternoon, just over two tenths...

Raikkonen kicks off Turkish GP weekendHeadline

Raikkonen kicks off Turkish GP weekend

Kimi Raikkonen laid down the marker in the first practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix, the McLaren man setting a best time of 1:28.315. He was four and a half tenths up on Ferrari's Michael Schumacher in second and Honda's Jenson Button was...